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San Diego Symphony – A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

San Diego Symphony – A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

Sameer Patel, conductor
Nuvi Mehta, narrator

Where does the bassoon come from? Is a French horn really French? In this introduction to the orchestra, we’ll explore how humans have created instruments to tell a story and how technology has shaped how we create sound. We’ll use both our imagination and problem-solving skills as we dive into the basics of an orchestra.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

San Diego Symphony – Payare and Weilerstein

R. STRAUSS – Don Juan
BRITTEN – Symphony for Cello and Orchestra
SHOSTAKOVICH – Symphony No. 10

Rafael Payare, conductor
Alisa Weilerstein, cello

Music Director Designate Rafael Payare makes his only Jacobs Masterworks appearance this season with acclaimed cellist Alisa Weilerstein and the SDSO’s first-ever performance of Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra. Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10 was performed months after the death of Stalin, and is a self-reflective composition containing embedded messages of personal identity.

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

San Diego Symphony – Vivaldi and Bach with Avi Avital

PURCELL/Britten – Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI – “Winter” in F minor from The Four Seasons, Op. 8, RV 297
ARENSKY – Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a
J.S. BACH – Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052 (Originally for harpsicord)
LIADOV – The Enchanted Lake, Op. 62
STRAVINSKY – “Divertimento” from Le Baiser de la fée (The Fairy’s Kiss)

Johannes Debus, conductor
Avi Avital, mandolin

Renowned artist Avi Avital performs two well-known Baroque concertos on the mandolin in his Jacobs Masterworks debut with the San Diego Symphony. The juxtaposition of baroque with Russian masterworks, including tributes by Anton Arensky and Igor Stravinsky to Piotr Tchaikovsky, creates a rich textural contrast.